Happy New Year!
Rather late to be still saying happy new year but I've only just finished this knitted unicorn, my first creation of 2019. Taking just over six and a half hours, this unicorn is also the biggest pattern I've made, but could still be made easily within a week if you put your mind to it. And this ones perfect for those who have a three-year old girl who knows she's the one that rules the house! Unicorns are everywhere at the moment and even though every other Christmas present was of the unicorn theme, I couldn't resist making my own little bespoke version for unicorn-crazy Ellie.
(Sorry about the title...!) Anyway, this basic unicorn knitting pattern can be adjusted by anyone to make it perfect for your own style. The pattern itself is an adapted and modified version of the Rodney senior reindeer pattern of a few weeks ago. For example, a slightly larger needle size was chosen for the unicorn to make it a nicer size to cuddle.
The unicorn colour can be varied, and you can of course make a whole blessing (seems right for a collective noun for unicorns??!). Cream probably not the most practical colour for little ones, but pink or purple can often go down well too. Good idea to check your yarns washing instructions prior to knitting just to be sure!
Dancing on Rainbows!
Unicorns are often accompanied by their magical rainbows. Those with children may be rather too familar with the "pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows" - a song that seems to get stuck in your head. So I plan on knitting a small knitted version to go alongside, either to be used as a single piece or sewing two together to make a more sturdy soft-toy version. Attempt one may be seen in the picture but I'm now on attempt three so watch this space!
My husband kindly bought me a special light to help me take pictures of my knitting. This is fantastic as it means I can now take photos when it's dark, and the kiddies in bed! No longer trying to work around their demands, or squeeze it in the day given so such little daylight we get this time of year. Lots of knobs and twizzles to this light though, so taking a bit of getting used to. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon so you can eventually see clearer, better photos of finished pieces!
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Total time 6 Hours 35 Minutes each
Made from one knitted body piece, one knitted head piece, one knitted neck piece, one knitted horn piece, four knitted leg pieces, and two knitted ear pieces. Five small knitted lengths are needed in total to make up the tail, and a further seven variable knitted lengths to form the mane. All pieces are sewn together with added stitching for the facial features and buttock detailing.
P.S. The unicorn pattern, and others moving forward may look a little different to previous patterns, as I've been trying out a new website builder... Technology and I don't always get along and it's not doing what I'm telling it to do at the moment - moving forward I hope it starts to behave and I get all the patterns clear and consistent... fingers crossed!
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